He was the oldest son of Amram and Jochebed, a daughter of Levi (Ex 6:20). He was born in Egypt three years before his brother Moses and a number of years after his sister Miriam (2:1,4; 7:7). He was married to Elisheba, the daughter of Amminadab of the house of Judah (6:23; 1 Chron 2:10). He had four sons with her (Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar).
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